Puni Kekauoha has served Papakolea since 1992. Ms. Kekauoha works closely with community organizations and the Department of Native Hawaiian Health. She is most comfortable working with organizations and local service agencies to address the health disparities in the Native Hawaiian community. As a visionary leader Puni helped to form Kula No Na Po’e Hawaii serving on the board from 1992-2002. In 1999, she along with key members of the community founded the Papakolea Community Development Corporation serving as its Executive Director for 12 years. She has extensive experience in collaborating effectively with university departments to provide services to residents of Papakolea, as well as providing care to kupuna. She is a proponent of community health care networks and the strength and resiliency of a strong community.